US law firms link to make 75th largest law firm

September 26, 2013 US firms Stinson Morrison Hecker and Leonard Street & Deinard are set to merge, creating a 525-lawyer firm with offices in 14 cities. The combined firm will be the 75th largest law firm in the United States by headcount.

The new firm will form on January 1 under the name Stinson Leonard Street, with dual headquarters in Minneapolis and Kansas City.

The firm will be led by co-managing partners Mark Hinderks and Lowell Stort, who were formerly the leaders of Stinson Morrison and Leonard Street respectively.

Hinderks explained the move, saying: “We discovered that our business metrics and our cultures are nearly identical, and we have the same focuses on client service and we serve the same types of clients with the same approach to providing client value.”

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